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    Wednesday, September 22, 2021
    The  newest member of the Buchholz Landscaping Company team is AJ De Lopez.  She is an awesome person with a ton of knowledge and passion. Buchholz feels very fortunate to have her join the team.   A.J brings a wealth of knowledge and experience and an ability to nurture and care for any garden and landscape.  She currently sits on the CLCA North Coast Chapter Board and is next up for President ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Community, Press Release
    Monday, September 20, 2021
    Build a Community Project from the Ground Up Introduction to Green Building Students will learn the following: Green Building PracticesJob Site & Tool SafetyFramingElectricalPlumbingWindows & DoorsRoofingBlueprint ReadingBuilding from local professionalsHands-on-training High School Students can:  Earn credits-up to 5 units Qualify for Summer Internship with a Construction Professional Earn ...read more
    Categories: Community, Marin Builders Association News, Builders Corner, Event Related
    Monday, September 20, 2021
    Objective: To familiarize employees with the different types of lens tints for safety glasses and their uses. Safety glasses are intended to shield the wearer's eyes from impact hazards such as flying fragments, objects, large chips, and particles. Safety glasses are available in a variety of different lens tints that are appropriate to different tasks. Before beginning work, assure that you ...read more
    Categories: Construction Education & Training, Cornerstone Partner News, Safety, Member News
    Tuesday, September 14, 2021
    On September 9, 2021, the Biden administration took two significant steps designed to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The President called on the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to develop and implement the Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) for employers with 100+ employees. Under the ETS, employers must require employees to be fully vaccinated or subject to COVID-19 ...read more
    Categories: Advocacy and Legislation, Business Tips, COVID-19 Resources, Member News, Builders Corner, Community
    Monday, September 13, 2021
    We would like to recognize and celebrate our wonderful REFERRAL PARTNERS!2021:Kerri Schultze, Ray Morgan Company who referred K2 PromotionsChristian Mello, George Petersen Insurance Services who referred Osvin Reyes, Red Mountain Heating & Air, Inc. (Special thanks to Christian for donating his bonus to our Scholarship and Workforce Development Fund!)Carol Femenia, Pedro Femenia & Sons who ...read more
    Categories: Community, Member News, Marin Builders Association News
    Thursday, September 09, 2021
    The Knoll Recreation Association (KRA), a 30 unit townhouse community located in San Rafael, is seeking a contractor to repair balconies and decks within our community. The work involves repairs to decks and associated waterproofing to ensure a long life for all elements. An invitation to bidders is attachedalong with an aerial view of the 30 homes included in the community. There is a mandatory ...read more
    Categories: Builders Corner, Community, Bid Opportunties, Business Tips, Project Bid Requests & Informal Bid Notices
    Wednesday, September 08, 2021
    JEFF QUACKENBUSH THE NORTH BAY BUSINESS JOURNAL September 7, 2021 Following up on California Building Code updates that required photovoltaic systems be installed on new single-family homes as of last year, the California Energy Commission recently approved recommended updates such as solar installations on commerical buildings and standards to promote electric cars at home, all to meet goals ...read more
    Categories: Advocacy and Legislation, Business Tips, Member News, Builders Corner, Community
    Tuesday, September 07, 2021
    Objective: To assure understanding of and adherence to safe practices for email use. Email has become one of the most commonly used methods of communication in the workplace, and many organizations’ policies include standards and requirements for email correspondence. If used incorrectly, email can harm your computer or your organization.Click here to download the complete training short in ...read more
    Categories: Builders Corner, Business Tips, Construction Education & Training, Cornerstone Partner News, Member News, Safety
    Thursday, September 02, 2021
    Reduce, Reuse and Recycle! We’ve all heard it before, right? So why is it so important to actually implement these three strategies in the workplace, and how can it benefit your workplace? Conservation, whether at home, school, or in your workplace, is a vital part of keeping our earth livable for future generations. Conserving in the workplace not only benefits our planet but reduces your ...read more
    Categories: Builders Corner, Construction Education & Training, Member News, Business Tips, Cornerstone Partner News, Safety
    Thursday, September 02, 2021
    The Foundation of Success NORTHBAY biz by Brandon McCapes September 1, 2021 From rodeo cowboy to the founder of AJD Builders, Adam Diaz knows the value of hard work and what it takes to build a solid foundation for a career in the construction industry. Adam Diaz is a man who knows the value of hard work. He began working in the construction industry when he was 17 years old. Today, he’s at ...read more
    Categories: Builders Corner, Construction Education & Training, Member News, Press Release
    Thursday, September 02, 2021
    On August 31, 2021, Governor Newsom signed Assembly Bill AB332 and the bill takes effect immediately. AB332 adopts new Alternative Management Standards (AMS) for treated wood waste that are codified in Health and Safety Code section 25230. As a result of the chaptering of the bill, all treated wood waste variances issued by DTSC since March 2021 are now inoperative and have no further effect. The ...read more
    Categories: Advocacy and Legislation, Business Tips, Builders Corner, Green Building - Sustainability
    Tuesday, August 31, 2021
    Long term debt rating attributed to strong capital, earnings and loan quality SACRAMENTO, CA – River City Bank, Sacramento’s premier business bank and consistently one of the region’s fastest growing companies, has announced that S&P Global Ratings (S&P) has assigned it an investment grade long-term rating of BBB-. This rating reflects the bank’s strong credit performance in recent years, ...read more
    Categories: Business Tips, Press Release, Member News
    Monday, August 30, 2021
    Please be advised that the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has added a new item to the Treated Wood Waste Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) webpage.   The new FAQ is titled “What is the process for extending a TWW variance.” Scroll down the page to find the added FAQ, which is the second from the bottom.    FAQ Webpage ...read more
    Categories: Builders Corner, Green Building - Sustainability, Advocacy and Legislation, Business Tips, Community
    Monday, August 30, 2021
    The 2021 Marin Builders Association 45th Annual Golf Classic - Luau on the Links!  hosted over 150 golfers, guests, and volunteers at Indian Valley Golf Club on Friday August 27th in a beautiful outdoor setting. Participants were greeted with a day of golf, sportsmanship, new connections, and delicious food & refreshments.  A portion of the proceeds of this sold out event will go to the Marin ...read more
    Categories: Cornerstone Partner News, Member News, Community, Scholarship, Event Related, Marin Builders Association News, Press Release
    Thursday, August 26, 2021
    By Shauna Krause, President, Capitol Services, Inc.   To paraphrase, ‘it was the BESS of times, and the worst of times.’ After six hours in the chair, I can ‘put to rest’ any ideas that a CSLB meeting leaves you ‘bored’. Big news for contractors in the latest Contractor’s State License Board meet up… We have received many calls following the most recent CSLB meeting which was held to put to ...read more
    Categories: Builders Corner
    Wednesday, August 18, 2021
    Fire Safe Marin is announcing Wildfire Watch TV - a new kind of show!A sneak peek is linked here. The first episode streams on-demand on September 16. We'll bring resources, tips, and tools to help Marin residents adapt to living with wildfire. Produced by Fire Safe Marin and funded by Marin Wildfire Prevention Authority.Learn more at www.firesafemarin.org    
    Categories: Community, Safety, Builders Corner
    Thursday, August 12, 2021
    A state agency voted to require many new commercial structures, along with high-rise residential projects, to have solar power and battery storage. By Ivan Penn Aug. 11, 2021 The New York Times LOS ANGELES — California regulators voted Wednesday to require builders to include solar power and battery storage in many new commercial structures as well as high-rise residential projects. It is the ...read more
    Categories: Builders Corner, Community, Press Release, Business Tips, Green Building - Sustainability
    Tuesday, August 10, 2021
    NORTH BAY BUSINESS JOURNAL August 2, 2021 Lorez Bailey, who for five years has overseen a Sonoma County nonprofit working with teens and whose career includes local media advertising and operations, has been named publisher of the North Bay Business Journal. Bailey currently is executive director for Chop's Teen Club in Santa Rosa. On Sept. 8, she will take over the publisher role of the ...read more
    Categories: Cornerstone Partner News, Press Release, Community, Member News
    Tuesday, August 10, 2021
    Company Release - 8/9/2021 8:00 AM ET NOVATO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Bank of Marin Bancorp, “BMRC” (Nasdaq: BMRC), parent company of Bank of Marin, “the Bank,” today announced the completion of its acquisition of American River Bankshares, “AMRB” (Nasdaq: AMRB), parent company of American River Bank, effective August 6, 2021. BMRC and AMRB held special meetings of shareholders on July 28, 2021 ...read more
    Categories: Cornerstone Partner News, Press Release, Community, Member News
    Thursday, July 29, 2021
    The Bay Area Regional Energy Network (BayREN) is a collaboration of the nine county governments that make up the Bay Area that works to promote healthy and energy efficient buildings. The BayREN Home+ program provides rebates and no-cost technical support to single family homeowners that make energy efficiency improvements to their homes. Rebates can reach up to $5,000 and eligible measures ...read more
    Categories: Builders Corner, Business Tips, Green Building - Sustainability, Member News, Press Release
    Friday, July 23, 2021
    Inspiration. Expertise. Professionals. + More than 560 Local Building Resources. We are honored to share with you the new release of our premier publication the Marin Builders Association, our “hot off the press” 2021-2022 Marin Home Resource Guide.  It is your continued membership support that enables us to publish this beneficial community resource. On behalf of our entire organization, Thank ...read more
    Categories: Cornerstone Partner News, Marin Home Resource Guide, Press Release, Community, Marin Builders Association News, Member News
    Monday, July 19, 2021
    You probably know at least a few people who hired a friend or relative to do some work for them instead of hiring a licensed contractor. That might seem like an easy way for people to get what they want, but it’s full of problems. In fact, unlicensed contractors can make life a lot harder for reliable, honest contractors like the one you hope to be. Here are five reasons you’ll be glad you ...read more
    Categories: Business Tips, Member News, Builders Corner, Community
    Monday, July 19, 2021
    You may have heard that California has a lot in the pipeline for construction over the next decade. It’s definitely a great reason to get invested in the industry as soon as possible. Transportation may be a very big part of that growth, especially as various governments and companies try to find ways to better connect the state. Here are a few things you should know about the state of ...read more
    Categories: Business Tips, Member News, Builders Corner, Community
    Thursday, June 24, 2021
    For Immediate Release June 24, 2021  Marin Builders Association Honors John Pope of Old Town Glass in Novato with Peter Arrigoni Building Community Leadership Award   The Marin Builders Association has selected John Pope as the recipient of the 2021 Peter Arrigoni Building Community Leadership Award. The award recognizes an individual for excellence in industry leadership and community ...read more
    Categories: Community, Marin Builders Association News, Member News, Marin Home Resource Guide, Cornerstone Partner News, Press Release
    Tuesday, June 15, 2021
    The longer you work in the construction industry, the more you’ll understand the changes in supply pricing. Periodically, you’ll notice a steep rise in the cost of steel, lumber or other materials you need on a regular basis. At times, you’ll need to consider raising your own prices. Here are a few factors to remember as you make a plan.Research Pricing Trends The best way to start evaluating ...read more
    Categories: Business Tips, Builders Corner, Member News
    Wednesday, June 02, 2021
    With our gratitude, we celebrate our 2021-2022 member ad partners as listed below (in alpha order).  It is because of their generosity and support, that this edition of our annual Marin Home Resource Guide is our best to date!  Thank you all – we appreciate you!    Aaero Heating & Sheetmetal    Adam's HardscapesArd Mac Electric, Inc.ARS Roofing, Gutters & SolarBob Kunst Painting, Inc.Bravo ...read more
    Categories: Community, Marin Home Resource Guide, Press Release, Builders Corner, Marin Builders Association News, Member News
    Tuesday, June 01, 2021
     Why is Money such a Taboo Subject? Money is a touchy subject for many. Money brings up feelings of deep emotions, anxiety, shame, guilt, embarrassment, and much more when having to talk about income, expenses, and spending patterns. Money is also seen as a measure of status and power. By keeping money a taboo subject, we become unaware of better habits, healthier practices, and ...read more
    Categories: Business Tips, Member News, Builders Corner, Community
    Friday, May 28, 2021
    The Marin Builders Association Board of Directors voted unanimously to oppose the possible Marin Municipal Water District moratorium on new water hook ups.View full letterLittle evidence has been provided regarding the projected amount of water to that may be saved by a possible water hook up moratorium. Nor are we aware of any outreach to the business or construction members of our community to ...read more
    Categories: Builders Corner, Press Release, Advocacy and Legislation, Marin Builders Association News
    Tuesday, April 20, 2021
    North Bay Construction Corps - Class of Marin addresses the high demand for construction workers in our community. This program enables students to explore a variety of construction related careers and prepares young adults for internship positions with local Marin Builders Association firms at the end of each class cycle.  Made possible by the Mario Ghilotti Family Foundation, the program helps ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Scholarship, Cornerstone Partner News, Marin Builders Association News, Community, Builders Corner, Construction Education & Training, Event Related, Member News, Safety
    Wednesday, February 24, 2021
    Click the links below to view a current list of permit reports published and provided by the County of Marin and the individual cities/towns including Corte Madera, County of Marin, Larkspur, Mill Valley, Novato, San Anselmo, San Rafael, Sausalito and Tiburon. If what you're looking for is not listed below, please don't hesitate to call our offices directly at 415.462.1220 or contact Gabriela Shea ...read more
    Categories: Permits
    Tuesday, January 26, 2021
    AUTHOR Kim Slowey @kimslowey PUBLISHED Jan. 26, 2021 Certain situations like illegality or coercion can invalidate a contract in whole or in part.This feature is a part of "The Dotted Line" series, which takes an in-depth look at the complex legal landscape of the construction industry. To view the entire series, click here. Most contractors are well aware that they must abide by the ...read more
    Categories: Builders Corner, Business Tips
    Wednesday, December 23, 2020
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    Categories: Builders Corner, Community, Member News, Business Tips, Marin Builders Association News, Press Release
    Wednesday, October 28, 2020
     Lower credit card processing fees with level 2 and level 3 processing The cost of accepting credit cards is one of the biggest expenses a business faces. It is an unavoidable cost of doing business in a society that rarely carries cash anymore. For any business processing more than $100,000 a month in credit card transactions, the cost to process cards can approach $4,000 in fees alone. If your ...read more
    Categories: Community, Member News, Business Tips, Marin Builders Association News
    Tuesday, October 20, 2020
    Marin Builders Association and Marin Economic Forum to Evaluate the Permit Customer Experience for County of Marin    Take the Survey - San Rafael, CA - The Marin Builders Association is announcing a new partnership with the County of Marin and the Marin Economic Forum. The collaboration is designed to help improve the permit process for customers and decrease the amount of non-permitted ...read more
    Categories: Builders Corner, CEMIP Permit Simplicity Program, Advocacy and Legislation, Marin Builders Association News, Press Release
    Thursday, October 01, 2020
    Have you ever met someone who knew exactly what they wanted to do in life from the time they were a small child? Some people are like that. They are practically born knowing where to go. For the rest of us, it’s important to find a good fit. But having a career is so much better when you know you can bring passion to your work. Here are five ways you can tell that your passion (and your future) ...read more
    Categories: Community, Member News, Builders Corner, Construction Education & Training
    Monday, August 10, 2020
    With the way that the economy has changed throughout the past 10-15 years, it’s not surprising that people are rethinking about how they consider starting a career. Getting a college degree used to be a popular option that would secure a good job. Now, not so much. Instead, you might be thinking about learning a trade that offers you a lot of upward mobility. But how soon can you start? Here’s ...read more
    Categories: Builders Corner, Safety, Marin Builders Association News, Community, Member News
    Monday, January 13, 2020
    Click the links below to view a current list of Tax Liens & Completions published and provided by the County of Marin. If what you're looking for is not listed below, please don't hesitate to call our offices directly at 415.462.1220 or contact Paula Krause ...read more
    Categories: Tax Liens and Completions
    Monday, November 11, 2019
     Marin Builders Association, Town of Tiburon and Marin Economic Forum Collaborate to Measure and Improve the Permit Customer Experience  The Town of Tiburon has announced a new partnership with the Marin Builders Association and Marin Economic Forum to help improve the experience for the permit customers. The Customer Satisfaction Assessment is a program designed to measure and ultimately improve ...read more
    Categories: Advocacy and Legislation, Press Release, Community, Marin Builders Association News
    Sunday, June 16, 2019
    Construction Training Program Tackles Shortage in Building Industry     In response to the North Bay’s high demand for skilled construction workers, the Marin Builders Association has partnered with College of Marin and Canal Alliance to bring construction training and job opportunities to students Marin.    The Education to Career (e2c) construction training program targets entry-level ...read more
    Categories: Member News, Safety, Press Release, Marin Builders Association News, Community
    Click here for Subcontractor Lien Protection Checklist to protect your Lien rights provided by the Marin Builders Association and Dan McLennon of Smith, Currie & Hancock, LLP.Reviewed and Updated March 2021
    Categories: Marin Builders Association News, Community, Tax Liens and Completions
    Click here for General Contractors Lien Rights Protection Checklist to protect your Lien rights provided by the Marin Builders  Association and Board member Dan McLennon.Reviewed and Updated March 2021
    Categories: Marin Builders Association News, Tax Liens and Completions, Community
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